Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 11:01 UTC

President Barack Obama hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives and civil liberties leaders on Thursday for a closed-door meeting about government surveillance, sources tell POLITICO.

Five hundred years ago, our ancestors started the fight to separate church and state. Now it's time we separate corporation and state.

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RE: Wrong Direction
by libray on Fri 9th Aug 2013 16:09 UTC in reply to "Wrong Direction"
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Agreed. An inherent thing that Apple and Microsoft can contribute to the government is access to FileVault and Bitlocker through backdoors. If they agree in a closed door session, that frees up the government from having to go through official channels or bills to get your data.

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